Place is the Space: A Building, A Decade, An Exhibition
Place is the Space marked the beginning of a year-long celebration of the tenth anniversary of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis's critically acclaimed building. This book accompanies the exhibition, September 6–December 29, 2013.
The opening of CAM’s building in September 2003 heralded not only the introduction of a new space for contemporary art in St. Louis but also a new identity for an institution that had begun as the First Street Forum in 1980. The two-story, 27,000-square-foot museum was designed with open, flexible spaces that allow for variation and emphasis on the artwork while highlighting transparency and natural light. After his work with CAM—Brad Cloepfil’s first museum—the award-winning architect went on to design the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2008), the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2009), and the Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, Colorado (2011), among many other celebrated projects.
Edited by Mary Ann Steinder. Texts by Lisa Melandri, Dominic Molon, Brad Cloepfil, and Robert McCarter.Published by CAM St. Louis, 2014, paperback, 72 pages, 10 x 8.5 inches.